Confucius (551 – 479 B.C.E.) was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts, including all of the Five Classics. Confucius’s principles have commonality with Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself,” the Golden Rule. His teaching and philosophy greatly impacted people around the world and remains influential today.
Quotes by Confucius…
Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not do unto others what you would not have done unto you.
In the archer there is a resemblance to the mature person. When he misses the bullseye, he turns and seeks the reason for his failure in himself.
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building nests in your hair.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Learn avidly. Question repeatedly what you have learned. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.